Carpet Beetle Larva

#5518 Hello, I’m finding this critter increasingly inside my house – on walls, ceilings. It moves very little and is about 1/8 in long. Thank you for your help!  Frank.  New Jersey
This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), likely in the genus Anthrenus (variegated carpet beetle and allies). These can be difficult to control because of their widely varying food preferences. See for some control recommendations. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.